"Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." --Washington Post
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .
The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.
First published in 1938, this classic Gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.
"Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King
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Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic romance hasn’t gone out of print since it was first published in 1938, and with good reason. When an unnamed and naïve young woman meets the widowed Maxim, she’s swept up by his charm. After a brief courtship, they move into his sumptuous estate, Manderley. But this fairy-tale idyll soon turns dark—Maxim’s first wife, Rebecca, died under mysterious circumstances, and the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, may be waging a subtle campaign of terror against Maxim and his new bride. Rebecca absolutely shimmers with ominous dread, supernatural paranoia, and steadily increasing suspense. Du Maurier creates an incredibly vivid world, where everything—from fashion to nature to the mansion at Manderley itself—has sinister overtones, and where every living character feels haunted. Think Downton Abbey if it were given a rewrite by Sylvia Plath. And watch out for the housekeeper.
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This the best book I’ve ever read
I came to know about this when I was watching tv in my living room and while changing channels I had come across this show Rebecca. It was already in the middle of the plot so I At first I really wasn’t paying attention to anything until my phone died 😆, that’s when I Gave the show a chance and OH LORD!!!! I WAS HOOKED! I looked up the show/movie and found there was a book to it. DONT GET ME STARTED. I immediately looked it up and that’s where we are now! The movie got in my feelings so I can’t imagine how the book will make me feel😩.